|Alfred Leo Pelletier
"God Bless America"
"Nuclear Submarines, I worked on and built"
Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 20 September 1968, at the Electric Boat Division, of General Dynamics, Groton,
CT.; Launched, 1 May 1970; Commissioned, USS Billfish (SSN-676), 12 March 1971; Decommissioned and simultaneously
struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1999; Final Disposition, disposed of through the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine
Recycling Program (NPSSRP) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 26 April 2000.
Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 3,640 t., Submerged: 4,640 t.; Length 292' 3"; Beam 31' 8"; Draft 28' 8"; Speed,
Surfaced 15 kts, Submerged 25 kts; Depth limit 1,300'; Complement 108; Armament, four 21" torpedo tubes amidships aft of
bow, MK 48 Torpedoes, UUM-44A SUBROC, UGM-84A/C Harpoon, MK 57 deep water mines, MK 60 CAPTOR mines; Combat
Sensors, Radar, BPS-14/15 surface search, Sonars, BQQ-5 multi-function bow mounted, BQR-7 passive in submarines with
BQQ-2, BQS-12 active 7, TB-16 or TB-23 towed array, EW Systems, WLQ-4(V), WLR-4(V), WLR-9; Propulsion System, one
S5W nuclear reactor, two steam turbines, one propeller, 15,000 shp.